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Religious Education

Pupils and Teacher participating in a Religious Education lesson

Religious Education Video

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Religious Education. It's more RElevant than you think.

  • What is the meaning of life?

  • Why are we here?

  • Is there a higher power?


Throughout the millennia of human experience, religion has expressed the deepest questions human beings can ask, and it holds a central place in the lives of all civilisations and cultures. Religious Studies at Byrchall aims to provide children with both a strong respect for faiths and cultures beyond Christianity and an understanding of the world around us.


Posing challenging questions, we aim to encourage students to reflect their own values and the values of others. In an increasingly material and technological world, that creates barriers between human interaction, we seek to connect young people spiritually, morally and culturally to the world around them.  We seek to engender a righteous sense of respect and tolerance for others, questioning assumptions, challenging casual prejudice and seeking answers to the questions that will confront them as citizens in modern Britain.

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Regular homework is an integral part of learning.  Tasks set will help students to consolidate, develop or broaden their learning. It also helps students to become confident and independent learners, which will help them throughout their time at school and in adult life.


  • Students are to be set homework in accordance to the whole school policy requirements.

  • Homework is designed to broaden and deepen knowledge acquired during lessons. 

  • Homework set must be recorded by the teacher on the school’s online homework platform School Synergy.   


  • Homework will be set weekly.

  • Homework will focus on several key skills in preparation for examination. Deepening learning to improve subject knowledge, improve religious literacy though testing of key terms, GCSE question types and revision homework prior to assessment.

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